Each youth betrays considerable anxiety about the wedding night ahead.

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Miss Rand now tells us that what we have thought was right is really wrong. The lesson should have read: One for one and none for all.

The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.

Christianity is such a silly religion.

Why not just eliminate the federal income tax?

An important governorship used to be the best springboard for would-be presidents.

For the record, I'm a Second World War veteran and served in the Pacific.

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

From April 1775 to July 1776, the undeclared war between England and its American colonies smoldered, flared up, appeared to sputter out... It was hardly, ever, a mass rebellion.

A good deed never goes unpunished.

Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.

Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.

As for our Ouija-board Supreme Court, it would be nice if they would take time off from holding séances with the long-dead founders, whose original intent so puzzles them, and actually examine what the founders wrought, the Constitution itself and the Bill of Rights.

It is a paradox of the acquisitive society in which we now live that although private morals are regulated by law, the entrepreneur is allowed considerable freedom to use - and abuse - the public in order to make money.